Cloud computing promises more powerful, flexible and efficient systems but what does it mean for the IT department? That’s the subject of’s first speakeasy event, which takes place in London next week – Thursday, 31 March 2011.’s speakeasy events bring together the best speakers and the hottest issues, in a cool and informal environment. Attendees can learn about the latest tech trends, share their thoughts and network with business and technology leaders and senior executives.

This exclusive networking event is entitled The cloud computing revolution – and how to survive it. A panel of leading technology chiefs, including Stephen Potter, CIO at World-Check, Graham Benson, IT director at MandMDirect, Nicholas Bellenberg, IT director at Hachette Filipacchi, and John Noakes, technology strategist at Microsoft, will discuss the impact of cloud on IT and organisations in general.

We’re also very pleased to announce that we have a keynote from Steve Radcliffe, leadership coach and author of Leadership Plain and Simple, to open the evening.

Sorry, but this event is currently fully subscribed, but if you would like to be put on the waiting list you can register your interest here.

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If you have a question about cloud computing that you would like answered by the panel on the night, please send an email to editor Steve Ranger.